Sacraments of Initiation
Sacrament of Baptism
Parents are encouraged to have their children baptized within a few months of birth. The Sacrament of Baptism is celebrated during mass. There are instructional meetings prior to the celebration of the sacrament. Please contact Patty Braga at 973-226-7288 for more information and for available dates and times.
Older children and adults seeking Baptism, Confirmation, and First Holy Eucharist are initiated through the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA). For those interested in this program and the Catholic faith, please call the parish office at 973-226-7288.
RCIA Guidelines - Archdiocese of Newark
Sacrament of Holy Eucharist
Adults enroll and attend classes in the parish RCIA program. In preparation for First Holy Eucharist, children enroll and attend classes in the parish Religious Education program.
If you know someone who is unable to attend Mass due to illness and would like to receive Holy Communion, please contact Father Stefano @ 973-226-7288.
Sacrament of Confirmation
Adults who have been baptized and received Holy Eucharist but not confirmed can prepare for this sacrament by enrolling and attending classes in the parish RCIA program. Please call the parish office at 973-226-7288. In preparation for the Sacrament of Confirmation, children enroll and attend classes in the parish Religious Education program.
Sacraments of Healing
Sacrament of Reconciliation
Confession is available Saturdays immediately following the 8:45 am Mass in the Church and other times by appointment. For a guide to confession, please visit the following page.
"Those who approach the sacrament of Penance obtain pardon from God's mercy for the offense committed against him, and are, at the same time, reconciled with the Church which they have wounded by their sins and which by charity, by example, and by prayer labors for their conversion." (CCC 1422)
In preparation for First Reconciliation, children enroll and attend classes in the parish Religious Education program.
Sacrament of Anointing
This sacrament is available at any time for any baptized Catholic who is seriously ill or suffering the effects of advanced age. ..."As soon as anyone of the faithful begins to be in danger of death from sickness or old age, the fitting time for him to receive this sacrament has certainly already arrived." (CCC 1514).
Please call the office to make an appointment for a priest to visit the home, or call anytime for a sudden illness. If a serious operation is scheduled, please call to arrange and receive the anointing prior to the surgery. A Mass of Anointing is also celebrated annually at the parish.
Please note that hospitals are bound by privacy laws and are not permitted to release the names of patients. If you have a family member or loved one hospitalized, please contact the office so we can visit them.
Sacraments of Service
Sacrament of Holy Orders
Men discerning the priesthood or diaconate are asked to contact one of the parish priests or the Office of Vocations for Religious Life at 973-497-4368.
Please also visit www.newarkpriest.com
for more information.
Women discerning a vocation as a Catholic nun or sister are asked to contact Sister Anita at 973-403-8169 or the Office of Vocations for Religious Life at 973-497-4368.
Sacrament of Marriage
Couples should contact a parish priest at least one year before the desired date of marriage to ensure proper preparation for the sacrament.
Visit http://rcan.org/offices-and-ministries/family-life/marriage-preparation for more information.
Please also visit
an initiative of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops.